Codemasters Announces Overlord: Fellowship of Evil, Invading Consoles and PC in 2015
Company: Codemasters
Thursday 23rd April (2pm UK) - Are you sick of RPGs casting you as a valiant bore? Do you need a fresh breath of putrid air in fantasy Action RPG gaming? Then it’s time to thank the dark Gods; everyone’s favourite pantomime of gaming evil has returned! After six years of scheming away in their darkest dungeons, the Codemasters development Minions have hatched their most diabolical gaming experience yet – Overlord: Fellowship of Evil, invading PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system; Xbox One and the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft and Windows PC in 2015.

Boasting a devilishly good script written by the original’s award-winning scriptwriter Rhianna Pratchett, Overlord: Fellowship of Evil gives players a brand new, darkly comic quest to embark upon. Fans of evil doings can watch the first trailer in action now here

With the last true Overlord deceased, gamers take up the role of one of four Netherghūls. These brand new, suitably nefarious additions to the series are undead servants of the dark arts, determined to bring evil back to a world overrun by the forces of good.

But where’s the fun in smiting fools alone? Join the Fellowship, grab three of your most devious friends - locally or online - and gleefully unleash a wave of delightful destruction across the land. For the Master!

Are you the type of ne’er-do-well who thinks that friends are the disgusting product of weak-minded goody-goodies? Fear not! You can always choose to screw them over too - evil never plays by the rules!

Assisted by your horde of loveably moronic minions, Overlord: Fellowship of Evil takes gamers back into the series’ charmingly twisted world, resurrecting its unique blend of subversive humour and destruction, and then sprinkling in a large helping of four player co-op chaos to dial the eviling up to evileven. Fans will be pleased to hear that the Minions are led by their wise master Gnarl, voiced once again by beloved voice actor Marc Silk.

Filled with fun combat and twisted fantasy tales, Overlord: Fellowship of Evil invites players to dive once again into the series warped fantasy world in an Action RPG where it’s good to be bad, but it’s GREAT to be evil.

“We’ve been scheming about a new Overlord for some time” said Rob Elser, Executive Producer Minion, Codemasters. “We really wanted to do something that would allow us be evil alongside our friends, instead of the normal heroics in every other game. The idea of playing as a team of bad guys commanding Minions to do our utmost bidding, while also causing chaos for each other, just really made us smile. And as you know, an Overlord game never takes itself too seriously.”

“Finally the secret dark rituals have paid off!” said Rhianna Pratchett, Mistress of Scrolls “I’m often asked if there’ll be another Overlord game, so it’s wonderful to be back in black helping to create a new carnage-filled evil ride. This is one game franchise which has been as fun to develop as it is to play, and Fellowship of Evil is no exception. And don’t worry, there will be sheepies. We have plans for them. Oh yes!”

Overlord: Fellowship of Evil invades digital console stores and Steam for PC in 2015. Follow the Codemasters Minions progress towards world domination on the Codemasters Blog and on social media on Twitter and Facebook.


ABOUT CODEMASTERS
Codemasters, the award winning video game developer and publisher, has a 25-year heritage. With titles distributed globally, Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of driving and racing entertainment games including DiRT, GRID and the official BAFTA award-winning FORMULA 1 series of videogames. In March 2010, Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL), a part of India’s Reliance ADA group, acquired a 60 per cent shareholding in the company, alongside existing investor, Balderton Capital, the leading European venture capital firm. For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit their website. Join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us on Facebook.

About Rhianna Pratchett
Rhianna Pratchett is an award-winning scriptwriter for videogames, comics, film and TV. Her work includes the 2013 smash hit reboot of TOMB RAIDER, the BAFTA nominated HEAVENLY SWORD and the Writers’ Guild winning OVERLORD. Her work in comics has seen her take on new IPs for DC and Dark Horse, most notably MIRROR’S EDGE and TOMB RAIDER. She has also developed projects with the BFI, the BBC and Quinta, including an adaptation of Janet Paisley’s WARRIOR DAUGHTER. Rhianna has regularly been named one of the top 100 most influential women in the games industry by various publications, including Edge, MCV and Develop, and won the Women in Games Hall of Fame award in 2013. She has talked about wrestling the wild beasts of narrative for numerous panels, documentaries and lectures.

About Marc Silk
Marc Silk's voice is heard around the world in Cartoons, Films, TV Shows, Commercials, Theme Parks & Games. He worked with George Lucas in Star Wars: Episode I as the voice of Gran Senator Aks Moe. He's the voice of Johnny Bravo for Cartoon Network UK. Marc has performed the voices for Scooby-Doo & Shaggy, Bob The Builder in the USA, The Pingu Show, multiple characters in Roary The Racing Car, Fifi & The Flowertots, and the groundbreaking CBBC series Strange Hill High. He is the co-creator of Globbert - the interactive cartoon for iPad and iPhone. Marc has been featured as a character Voice Director and Vocal Coach in the BAFTA winning "Share A Story" shows and documentaries on CITV. Marc Silk has talked about the Wild World Of Voice Acting for Festivals, Radio and TV interviews. His work in games includes Chicken Run, BAFTA winning Black and White, F1 Race Stars, and Codemasters Overlord games, as the voice of Gnarl and a stack of wild Minions! Twitter: @marcsilk

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